Tag: What I am reading

Hillary Clinton reveals yoga helped her after her election loss

Hillary Clinton reveals yoga helped her after her election loss
                            I couldn’t sleep last night and cracked open What Happened; Hillary Clinton’s new book and quickly got sucked in to her light hearted and honest approach. I appreciate the healing benefits and power of how yoga helped her after her election loss.... Read more »

Chelsea Clinton's "She Persisted" a must-read for all ages

Chelsea Clinton's "She Persisted" a must-read for all ages
Chelsea Clinton has added children’s book author to her resume recently releasing “She Persisted 13 American Women Who Changed the World.” This book, beautifully illustrated by Alexandra Boiger, was inspired by Elizabeth Warren’s refusal to be silenced by the Senate. This created many marches and women who have spoken out on how they too have... Read more »

What I am reading: Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

What I am reading: Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
The recently deceased Chicago author, Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life sat on my coffee table for close to a week waiting to be read. Life is busy.  Last night I eyed the book while instead of reading was dealing with dinner, kids, driving, homework, reading, emails and at about 10:30 p.m. I finally got... Read more »
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The life-changing parenting book you need to read

The life-changing parenting book you need to read
My latest parenting read How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by former Stanford Dean Julia Lythcott-Haims is a compelling one that I strongly recommend to all parents, especially those with older children. Within minutes of opening the paperback I was intrigued by the consequences from the lack of... Read more »

What I am reading: Unselfie

What I am reading: Unselfie
Michelle Borba’s Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World is a hot commodity these days.  It took me six-weeks on the library wait list to receive my copy.  Once I finally got it in my hands, I indulged quickly trying to savor up all the details. The word empathy has sparked many family conversations since.... Read more »

What I am reading: Modern Lovers

What I am reading: Modern Lovers
Sitting in the sun and reading is one of my favorite summer pastimes.  My latest page-turning beach read is Modern Lovers by best-selling author Emma Straub. College friends Elizabeth, Andrew and Zoe have grown up and celebrated marriage, new homes, businesses and families together. Suddenly they are witnessing their own offspring reaching maturity and ultimately... Read more »
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What I am reading: Eleven Hours

What I am reading: Eleven Hours
We are in South Carolina for our annual family beach vacation and I am reading the powerful Eleven Hours by Pamela Erens.  The acclaimed novel follows the daunting hours of labor, delivery and two soon-to-be mothers while slowly unveiling their interesting and complicated backgrounds. Erens accurately captures the emotions and events during the incredible journey of pregnancy... Read more »

What I am reading: When Breath Becomes Air

What I am reading: When Breath Becomes Air
Last week I had a day where I was feeling sorry for myself. My husband was working long hours, the kids each were struggling with their own little, but big in their minds, issues, my to-do list was very long and the dog got into the garbage and coffee grinds were peppered throughout my kitchen... Read more »

Books to read on vacation

Books to read on vacation
My sister and I returned late last night from a relaxing and luxurious girls weekend on the beach.  One of the highlights was to be able to get away, reflect and read without being interrupted. First, I read No Ordinary Life by Suzanne Redfearn pretty quickly.  The story centers around a single mom struggling to... Read more »
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What I am reading: "Gracefully Grayson"

What I am reading: "Gracefully Grayson"
At our neighborhood bookstore recently browsing with my son, I came across Gracefully Grayson and realized I went to high school and overnight camp with the author, Ami Polonsky.  After diving into the book, inspired and impressed; I contacted Ami and am happy to share our interview with you. When and how did you first... Read more »